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Engineering Manager

| Chicago

What we are looking for:

As an Engineering Manager, you’ll be the player, coach, and spirit animal of 3 product engineering teams, delivering amazing user experiences and predictive functionality through our platform. You will work directly with the team leads to help manage the development and delivery process, and resources. You will have the opportunity to continue to code should you want to, and would be expected to develop a deep knowledge of the systems under your purview over time.


  • Manage several development teams: be a technical tie-breaker, perform HR-related, performance management and interpersonal communication duties
  • Work with the Platform team to design scalable solutions
  • Collaborate with product management team and senior technical staff to meet deliverable timeframes
  • Coordinate development projects with other teams and managers
  • Provide regular progress, roadblock and opportunity reports to senior management


  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 1+ years of management experience (in addition to the 5 above)
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead Agile Scrum teams
  • Familiarity with test-driven development and best practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Startup experience (preferred)
  • Highly self-motivated with strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn and improve on existing approaches
  • Experience with analytical tools, databases and methodologies

About CityBase: 

At its best, local government is a unifying force with the power to dramatically improve lives. Govtech-company CityBase is helping smart people build intelligent government, working with cities, counties, utilities, and states to create a place as dynamic as the people who live in it, work in it, and contribute to it. Accessible and responsive, adaptive and efficient, our cloud-based platform is digitizing the city-hall experience and impacting constituents nationwide.

Interested in joining our team of 60-plus innovators at our Chicago headquarters? Check out our current job listings.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ElmLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement


A central downtown Chicago Loop location close to all major CTA lines, in a high-rise office with spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan.

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We like to say we integrate the two! If you need to go to the doctor at 2pm, go. If you need to get home early for your children's soccer game, go! We know and trust that you will get your work done!


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What are CityBase Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Parental Leave. Competitive Pay & Stock Options.

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